3 Days in Washington D.C.

Over Labor Day weekend Chas and I visited some of our newlywed friends, Lexi + Caleb, who recently moved to D.C. Chas was already there for the week for work, so I flew up and we made a long weekend out of it!

Washington D.C. is such a fun city to explore. There is so much history everywhere you look. Fun fact: My first conversation with Chas was on a flight to D.C. in 8th grade. So the city brings back fond memories. We haven’t been back since, so it was special to see some of the monuments with a fresh perspective. When we got to the Capitol we found out it was closed. However, since Caleb has access to the Capitol because of his job, he was able to get us in and we got to explore the Capitol all to ourselves! – May or may not have felt like we were in National Treasure.

Thank you, self-timer for the cute + awkward photos.

I couldn’t get over the pink ceiling and black + white tile in this room! So beautiful!

Loved strolling the streets of Georgetown. They are all so charming.

My favorite part of the trip was waking up early one morning to watch the sunrise over the National Mall. I love the Lincoln Memorial. It was my favorite monument we visited in 8th grade, and it was even better than I remembered this time around – especially with the sunlight peaking through the clouds.

The Lincoln Memorial overlooks the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. I didn’t remember the Reflecting Pool being as long as it was, but it’s actually quite a walk from one end to the other.

How cute is this peasant top with pom-poms? It’s currently on sale! Burgundy is showing up everywhere this fall, and I love it! Also, my sunglasses are still 25% off with code “MADELINE25”

Lexi + Caleb were quite the hostesses! They cooked a yummy breakfast before church on Sunday which included french toast and eggs.

We had beautiful weather throughout the weekend. I was so glad I packed this cream cardigan (already one of my favorite purchases for fall!) and my hunter boots, it went from being warm and sunny to cool and windy.

Lexi said we had to stop by Georgetown Cupcake before we left so we waited in line for about 45 minutes (no joke) and well, they were worth the wait! So yummy!

Buttercream Bakeshop is a darling little spot to grab a sweet treat or coffee.

For the best shopping, you must go to Georgetown! We did some window shopping and then fed our hungry tummies at Good Stuff, some of the best burgers and fries ever. If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated for dinner Fishers, Farmers & Bakers was fabulous as well!

Chas wanted to visit Georgetown University so we walked around the campus. It looks like it came straight out of a movie!

I’m thankful for a long weekend of sweet memories and learning about life as newlyweds. Already planning our next trip together!

bloom & grow forever,
Madeline Rose